Matt Kavanagh

Rockville Centre, N.Y.

High School:
Chaminade '11

Notre Dame

High school honors:
Newsday All Long Island Team; conference attackman of the year; team MVP

Other high school sports:

Visited any foreign countries?
Ireland, Bermuda, Canada

Favorite lacrosse player:
Ryan Young

Best advice received from a coach:
"No matter what the score is, always try your hardest. Never give up."


What are your strengths as a player?
Hustle, vision and (sometimes) my finishing.

What one thing do you wish you knew before you knew it as a lacrosse player?
Being confident in knowing that you have the ability to play well. It's just a matter of working hard and putting yourself in the rights positions to be successful on the field.

What's one tip you have for young lacrosse players?
Have fun out there – it's not the end of the world if you mess up.

Any fun fact we left out?
I once lost my front two teeth playing hockey at Madison Square Garden.

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